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Technical Focus

The program of learning for the High School Pre-Nursing Education Program is designed to enable the student to provide safe, direct care for assigned clients of all ages in various structured health care settings. This program is competency-based and consists of three components: theoretical, laboratory, and clinical experience. It is designed to progress from general to specific skills, with an organized theme to guide the curriculum. There is an emphasis for each student to function in a mature, consistent manner that reflects an understanding of ethical conduct, personal responsibility, and accountability for behaviors and actions.

The curriculum is designed to assist each student in learning basic principles of human growth and development and the milestones that are typically achieved at the various stages of life cycle events.

The curriculum additionally includes ways to promote health and well-being for clients during the various stages of the life cycle while considering cultural/ethnic backgrounds and individual health belief systems. Finally, the curriculum explores common alterations of health that may occur during the various stages of the life cycle.

Focus is then placed on the nursing care and skills that are necessary to assist these individuals to achieve optimal health. The laboratory and clinical experiences are conducted to reinforce the curriculum threads to solidify each student’s understanding and provide opportunity for skill mastery.


Career Opportunities


Upon successful completion of this Pre-Nursing education program, the graduate will be able to:

  1. Apply scientific principles to provide safe, direct care for clients in various health care settings within their scope of practice.

  2. Contribute to data collection, planning, implementation, and evaluation of nursing care, using the nursing process, within the legal scope of practice for a practical nurse.

  3. Communicate effectively with clients, families, peers, and those from other healthcare disciplines to assure that effective, seamless care is provided.

  4. Use critical thinking skills to apply knowledge from the biological and behavioral sciences in the delivery of safe, competent, effective care to clients across the lifespan.

  5. Demonstrate professional, ethical behavior that follows the legal scope of practice of the practical nurse and includes taking personal responsibility for their nursing actions.

  6. Identify learning needs of clients assigned to them and assist other members of the health care team in presenting the necessary information.

  7. Identify the need for professional growth and learning to ensure that their practice reflects the most recent concepts of health care.

  8. Prepare to be competent in enrolling in a Licensed Practical Nurse program to successfully apply and take the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN).

Industry Credentials

  • Bleeding Control Basic 1.0 Course

  • Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)/First Aid

  • Ohio Department of Health – State Tested Nurse Assistant (STNA)


Meet The Instructor


Amy Pinkerton

Pre-Nursing Instructor
740.373.2766 x1060
Licensure as a Registered Nurse in Ohio, and Critical Care Registered Nurse Certification, Liaison for Lifeline of Ohio
Professional Credentials
Bachelor of Applied Science BSN, Associate’s of Health Science, CCRN
Hobbies & Interesting Facts
Boating during the summer months, POUND and HITT classes, attending my 4 childrens sports activities, and gardening.
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